BQEP – The Bloodsugars (EngineRoom Recordings)
The song glides into focus, shivery buildup then POW, a PoPManAngel floats, no, swoops down, grabs us, and now we fly, now dance in this cool indie heaven. This wicked angel sings of the Quiet of Space and we find ourselves slow dancing beneath glitter ball sparkleStars.
This then is the single, ‘’Purpose Was Again.’’
Then guilty pleasures taken, with 80s keyboard kisses, the melody flirts but the lyrics are sharp, anger wrapped in sweet shy hooks.
Cinderella drum driven, chart song tensionNfrenzy recalling the days when MTV, showed shy daughters sway and strut with lines of highly choreographed boys behind them.
Polished and shiny sure, a gentle post punk song-craft here, allowing the harmonic dangerous to slip through, ripples of disturbance, softly softly maybe, but these songs are not fragile things.
Get your sugar high here
She’s Like A British Car – The Thromboes (CatErratic Records)
Oh its back to the garage, and just in time too, its dirty delightful here, oil stain glamour, spare part rough slinky raw rock squeezed into 3 minute nuggets.
Its Iggy meets the Yardbirds picking a fight with those freaky Monks (ironically a copy of ‘Black Monk Time’ >from 1966> fell into my hands about the same time I received ‘British car’.) Its twisted and sneering, the Troggs watching the Kingsmen, SLOUCHING around, waiting around for Punk to hit them hard.
Every tune makes you want to do that strange shuffle, where the body hardly moves but is full of poetic slinky menace.
This is music made by handsome savages sound tracking wry 17 year olds, on their brand new adventures.
This is ancient voodoo messy unapologetic , it is the return of the Junk and the Jive.
Get hooked here
Hear both these bands on this upcoming podcast Friday 12 June